Editorials

Remembering Junior Lombardi

June 13, 2012
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A birthday remembrance in last week’s East Boston Sun Times recalling the memory of Albert “Junior” Lombardi caused our minds to wander just a bit. First off, it is impossible to believe that 9 years have passed since Junior died and that East Boston is a far less lively political place than when he...

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The Plan is Put Forward

June 6, 2012
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At a media event Tuesday morning, Suffolk Downs officials laid out their plans to the public about what exactly they are proposing to build at the race track should they be granted a casino license. What they revealed is that they want to build a casino with all the accompanying accoutremont but doing it...

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Good Luck, Francisco Urena

June 6, 2012
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The city of Boston has chosen East Boston resident Francisco Urena as its new Veterans’ Service Commissioner. The Marine combat veteran is taking over leadership of Veterans’ Service Department at a time when veterans have already returned home by the tens of thousands from Iraq and soon will be returning, from Afghanistan. The returning...

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The K Trust Does It Again

June 6, 2012
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We wish to thank the K Trust for once again awarding worthy East Boston students heading for college generous scholarships at its awards dinner last week. The K Trust, not to be confused with the local Kiwanis Club, is made up of six members: Chairman Phil Freehann, Michelle Weiss, George Gambale, Dom Caruso, Debbie...

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Mayor Says EB Waterfront Development Very Close

May 31, 2012
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At a meeting held inside city hall last week with members of the local press, including Reporter John Lynds of the East Boston Times Free Press, Mayor Thomas Menino made it plain and clear that the East Boston waterfront is  a step away from contracts being signed for the development of the waterfront. Responding...

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Thank you, Kiwanis

May 31, 2012
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Any time 13 local seniors in high school receive scholarships from a local organization as they prepare to go to college in the fall is a terrific occasion to celebrate and to acknowledge. This is exactly what occurred recently when the local Kiwanis Club headed by Edward Coletta, made its annual K-Trust Scholarship awards...

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Memorial Day 2012

May 24, 2012
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The long weekend for those of us living safely throughout the nation is much more than that for all of us. Whether we recognize and feel the intensity of the Memorial Day holiday or not, whether we  understand what sacrifice and battlefield death are all about, the one day of the year which is...

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Waterfront Development: When Does It Begin Anew?

May 17, 2012
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When Mayor Thomas Menino announced during his state of the city address last January that he was making East Boston a development district, it was believed that the waterfront would get the badly needed jump start it has been hoping for since the collapse of the economy in 2008. Many a possible solid real...

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The Outcome in Foxboro

May 10, 2012
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The casino sweepstakes has been turned upside down by the Robert Kraft/Steven Wynn decision to pull out of the competition in Foxboro. The overwhelming rejection in Monday balloting of selectman candidates open to casino development in Foxboro sent out a message loud and clear to casino developer Wynn and his local partner, Patriots owner...

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The Mayor’s Breakfast

May 3, 2012
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An enormous crowd of East Boston people came to break bread with Mayor Thomas Menino at his annual breakfast held inside the main ballroom at the Hilton Hotel at Logan Airport Sunday morning. Crowd estimates varied but at least 500 men, women and children attended the event which was most notable due to the...

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